COMMON ERRORS


Direction: In the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If the sentence is free from error, choose the “No error” option.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. He said that it was the first time
    2. that such a trick
    3. is discovered.
    4. No error

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    The sentence is in indirect speech and reporting verb is in past tense. Hence, past tense i.e. was discovered ..... should be used here.

    Correct Option: C

    The sentence is in indirect speech and reporting verb is in past tense. Hence, past tense i.e. was discovered ..... should be used here.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Candidates present in the examination hall
    2. should make use
    3. with such opportunities.
    4. No error

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    Make use of somebody/something = to use something/ somebody, especially in order to get an advantage. Hence, of such opportunities ...... should be used here.

    Correct Option: C

    Make use of somebody/something = to use something/ somebody, especially in order to get an advantage. Hence, of such opportunities ...... should be used here.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. He was elected
    2. as chairman
    3. of the college.
    4. No error

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    Look at the sentence He was elected (as) MP for Oxford East. Hence, it is not proper to use ‘as’ here.

    Correct Option: B

    Look at the sentence He was elected (as) MP for Oxford East. Hence, it is not proper to use ‘as’ here.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. People are wanting
    2. to see the home team
    3. win the game.
    4. No error

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    Want (not usually used in the progressive tenses) = to have a desire or a wish for something.
    Look at the sentence : All I want is the truth. Hence, Present simple i.e. People want should be used here. The sentence shows a general wish/ desire.

    Correct Option: A

    Want (not usually used in the progressive tenses) = to have a desire or a wish for something.
    Look at the sentence : All I want is the truth. Hence, Present simple i.e. People want should be used here. The sentence shows a general wish/ desire.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Ravi Shankar’s performance was given
    2. a standing ovation by the
    3. people who has come to hear him.
    4. No error

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    The sentence shows past time. Hence, Past perfect i.e. people who had come to hear him ...... should be used here.

    Correct Option: C

    The sentence shows past time. Hence, Past perfect i.e. people who had come to hear him ...... should be used here.